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New England by the Numbers | Roundup of New England States

New England by the Numbers | Roundup of New England States
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by in Jan 2007

271

estimated travel time in minutes between Boston and Montreal if the high-speed New England rail corridor is ever built. Driving between the two cities, under ideal conditions, takes about 320 minutes.

5,000

cars caught on camera running red lights during a six-month-long study in 2005 in Auburn and Lewiston, Maine. Not surprisingly, the two towns had the highest rate of red-light crashes in the state.

4,122,840

calories consumed if you ate all 1,700 pounds of Lenny, the world’s only life-size chocolate moose, created by the Len Libby candy store in Scarborough, Maine

-50°

lowest temperature ever recorded in New England. The reading was taken on December 30, 1933, in Bloomfield, Vermont.

43.1

inches of snowfall in Boston in January 2005, making it the city’s snowiest month since official record keeping began in 1872

42-4-15

the Rhode Island statute declaring coffee milk as the official state drink. Rhode Island is the world’s largest producer of coffee syrup.

3

billion-dollar weather disasters to hit New England since 1980: a hurricane in ’91, a nor’easter in ’92, and an ice storm in ’98. Florida has had 11 billion-dollar disasters since 1980.

0.17

cents per foot of vertical drop — the cost for the average skier making 14 runs down Killington’s 3,050 feet of elevation gain. (That’s one way to rationalize spending $72 for a ski pass.)

576.3

annual gallons of gasoline consumed per capita in Maine — the fourth most gas-guzzling state in the Union and tops in New England

885

miles of classic and skate ski trails maintained by Vermont’s 30 cross-country ski resorts.

113.6

height in feet of the world’s tallest snowman, named Angus after then-governor Angus King, certified by Guinness World Records. It was built in 1999 by residents of Bethel, Maine.

6,830

miles of snowmobile trails managed by the New Hampshire Bureau of Trails. The state maintains 4,814 miles of road.

2

Boston’s rank in a Forbes study of best cities for singles. (Denver is tops.)

97,093

annual dollars earned per capita in Rowayton, Connecticut — the richest town in the richest state in the country

50,000

names on the waiting list for New England Patriots season tickets

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